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We Are Hartford Public Schools

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Hartford Public Schools serves more than 16,500 students across 39 schools, making it one of the largest districts in the state. The District prides itself on creating an inclusive and nurturing environment where all families and students are welcome. The District’s mission is to provide students with the learning and supports they need to succeed in school and in life, through innovative programming, comprehensive services, enriching experiences, and family, staff, and community collaboration. Hartford Public Schools believes in all of its beautiful and capable students and their ability to achieve.

Celebrating the Start of a New School Year
Hartford Public Schools is excited to welcome students for the 2024-2025 school year! The District offers supports and resources for families to ensure that all students have a successful start on Day 1. Students entering Kindergarten, Grade 6 and Grade 9 will begin with a transitional half-day on Monday, August 26, and all other students will begin on Tuesday, August 27.

Investing in the Whole Student: Focus on Arts and Sports
At Hartford Public Schools, we are committed to creating an environment where students can find their passions and express themselves in a variety of creative ways. We are proud to invest in the arts and athletics to improve the educational experience for the Whole Student.

Making A Difference Every Day
Meet the dedicated teachers, inspiring administrators, and supportive staff who go above and beyond every day to make a difference in the lives of Hartford Public Schools students. At Hartford Public Schools, our staff are committed to providing high quality instruction, creating welcoming and nurturing environments, and offering support so that all students can succeed in school and in life.

Explore What Hartford Public Schools Has to Offer
Hartford Public Schools is proud to offer specialized district schools and theme-based magnet schools with robust curricular experiences and enriching opportunities aligned to student interests. At Hartford Public Schools, students can find their passions and develop the skills they need to achieve their dreams. Visit HartfordSchools.org/enroll for information on applying to Hartford Public Schools.

Honoring our Differences, Celebrating our Diversity
Hartford Public Schools is committed to making sure that all of our young people feel that sense of belonging, even when they are exposed to a new environment with a variety of cultures and new languages. Our students and families deserve to know and feel that they are seen, they are valued, and that they are heard.

Supporting the Whole Child
Hartford Public Schools is committed to supporting the Whole Student by offering resources and programs inside and outside of school that allow our students to thrive socially, emotionally, and academically.